Welcome to Karlsruhe!

Dear incoming students, Welcome to Karlsruhe! This is the official website of the Orientation-Week (O-Phase) for international students of the summer term 2019. Here you will get the latest news about all the events during the Orientation-Week and about student life here in Karlsruhe.

The O-Phase is one week that is planned and organized by the student group AK Erasmus – ESN Karlsruhe, the International Students Office (IStO) and a lot of voluntary students, the O-Phase is the start of your year (or semester) abroad here in Karlsruhe! In addition to getting to know the city, the university and all of its facilities, you will have the chance to get in contact with all the other foreign students coming to study abroad in Karlsruhe this semester. You will meet current students during the O-Phase who will guide you as voluntary tutors throughout the week (or perhaps for your entire stay) in order to make sure you get a good start into your time abroad.

When does the O-Phase start?
O-Phase officially starts on Monday 25th of March 2019 and ends on Sunday 31st of March 2019. On the Sunday evening before O-Phase starts (24th of March) everyone will meet up in a bar to get to know each other.

How can you subscribe to the O-Phase?
If you are an incoming student sign up here.

What is AK Erasmus – ESN Karlsruhe?
AK Erasmus is a student group at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. It is the local section of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). Members of AK Erasmus are students of different faculties at KIT and other Universities in town. The whole year we organize events and trips for and with the international students. In particular, our weekly “Stammtisch” is a very good opportunity to stay in touch with students and tutors and to get to know other students working in AK Erasmus. To get information about all the events and the locations of the “Stammtisch” just join our mailing-list.

Registration to our mailing-list
By clicking the following link you’ll get to the AK Erasmus Homepage where you can register for the mailing list:

We also offer a Facebook group. There you can be in contact with other international students at KIT:
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